Book notes: Daily Rituals by Mason Currey

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey book review summary and key ideas.

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey

Synopsis:

“Kafka is one of 161 inspired – and inspiring – minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).

Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, and magically inspiring.” -Audible

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Book notes: Giant Steps by Tony Robbins

Giant Steps by Tony Robbins book summary review and key ideas.

Giant Steps by Tony Robbins

Synopsis:

“Based on the finest tools, techniques, principles, and strategies offered in Awaken the Giant Within, best-selling author and peak-performance consultant Anthony Robins offers daily inspiration and small actions (exercises) that will compel you to take giant steps forward in the quality of your life.

From the simple power of decision-making to the more specific tools that can redefine the quality of your relationships, finances, health, and emotions, Robbins shows you how to get maximum results with a minimum investment of time.” -Audible

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Book notes: Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Make Time by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsy book review summary and key ideas.

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

Synopsis:

“In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people’s priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn’t mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That’s what this book is about. 

As creators of Google Ventures’ renowned “design sprint”, Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they’ve packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days.

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Book notes: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama book review summary and main ideas.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Synopsis:

“In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America – the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

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Book notes: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish book review summary and key ideas.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish book review summary.

Synopsis:

“From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears.

Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. Her mother wound up with a debilitating brain injury after surviving a car accident. Tiffany never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system and certainly not at the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. As an illiterate ninth grader, Tiffany did everything she could to survive. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in an area she never would have suspected: comedy.

Tiffany can’t avoid being funny: It’s just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays – it’s a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.” -Audible

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Book notes: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung, MD book review summary and key ideas.

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fun, MD book review summary.

Synopsis:

“Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones – in everyone – and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.

In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps – a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels – Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight – for good.” -Audible

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Book notes: The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas

The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas book review summary and key ideas.

The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas

The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas book review summary.

Synopsis:

“Renowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first-hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness, and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally.

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Dating Advice Compilation From 3 Top Books

Best dating advice compilation from 3 top books on relationships, attraction, and seduction.

The theme of the month for October was “Dating, Attraction, and Relationships“, so I decided to choose three of the top books I could find on these subjects.

The goal was by the end of it, I could analyze the common themes among the books and synthesize a high-level guide for anyone currently in the dating scene, or maybe just feeling like they need some advice on how to navigate relationships.

We all know that this can be one of the most emotionally exhausting parts of our life so it’s good to get some insights from people who may have way more expertise than us in these areas.

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